Take a Picture – Filter

Take a Picture – Filter

Filter (commonly typeset as FILTER, to fit their logo) is a rock group formed in 1993 in Cleveland, Ohio by Richard Patrick and guitarist/programmer Brian Liesegang.

The song “Take a Picture” is about a dispute on an aircraft, when Richard Patrick drunkenly stripped down to his boxers, alarming the other passengers. Lyrics include: “I don’t believe in…your privacy”; “I feel like a new-born”; and “Awake on my airplane.” “Could you take my picture ’cause I won’t remember?” is a popular Southern phrase and in this case possibly refers to an alcoholic blackout. The lyrics “Hey, Dad, what do you think about your son now?” refers to the theory that Patrick’s father didn’t believe he could make it in the recording business and tried to persuade him to pursue another direction.

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